EyeSpy 4+

Googly Eyes for your Desktop‪!‬

illumineX, inc.

    • 4.2 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The best Googly Eyes for your Mac desktop, ever!

EyeSpy is a simple and fun googly-eyes toy for the Apple macOS system. Cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as it moves about the screen!

EyeSpy includes the ability to Share with Friends! You can easily share cartoon characters via Messages, Twitter, Facebook, Mail, and any other social media sharing service supported by macOS. (This feature was hotly requested by our focus groups).

EyeSpy is available as a free download from the Apple Mac App Store. Additional cartoon eyes are available via In-App Purchase. Available characters include:

• Squeaky —a balloon which can drift on your Desktop
• Chirpy —a cute blue bird
• BeeOncé —a queen bee with a swarm of tiny bee friends
• Barnyard Babies —several cute baby animals including Champ, the baby goat!
• EyeScream —several floating eyes, an homage to the original concept, including Googly eyes, Ping Pong Ball eyes, and various cartoon eyes
• Citron Spies —a viper's set of sassy, tart, and juicy secret agents!

The concept of cartoon eyes following the mouse cursor (as in EyeSpy) enjoys a rich history. The concept appears to have originated in the early days of the first modern graphical windowing systems for computers, possibly as early as 1986. It may have been invented independently by at least two different people.

illumineX introduced EyeSpy, our version of this toy concept, at the turn of the century on the preview versions of Mac OS X. At a time when only 2 million people used Mac OS X, our free toys including EyeSpy and the illumineX Screen Saver PaX had over 200,000 downloads! That's right, in the early days of Mac OS X, roughly 10% of everyone using Mac OS X had spent some time playing with EyeSpy.

EyeSpy is back, better and more fun than ever with a variety of professional cartoon art and more to come.

EyeSpy runs on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and other Apple computers running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and newer. EyeSpy is a fully modern all-new implementation for macOS Sierra built with Apple's SpriteKit and CoreAnimation libraries.

What’s New

Version 2.3.13

This is the first EyeSpy release built natively for both Apple Silicon and Intel Mac systems.

This version fixes an intermittent issue where purchased characters might not be downloaded or might not be visible in the character selection menu once downloaded.

Known Issue: If you previously had an issue with characters not being available in the app after purchase, you may need to click the "Restore Purchases" button. After this completes, you'll need to quit EyeSpy and relaunch it, in order to see the restored characters.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ScottB ,

Cute...but problems

Tried buying free/paid faces but none work. App gets error even after the last update.
Please have a look - filled out feedback email on website as well.

Damien McKenna ,

Pretty fun little app

This is an amusing little toy program.

Capeman12197 ,

"Itty-Bitty" is HUGE

I guess this is to get a giggle out of toddlers, or something. "Look at the funny Googly Eyes!" Me, I was hoping for a pointer locater, and even "itty bitty" is far too big for that putpose. I was hoping for eyes about the size if the icon in the top-bar that I could just glace at when needed.

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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